ULTA Beauty

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ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc.
Type Public
Founded 1990 (1990)
Headquarters Bolingbrook, Illinois
Number of locations 449 (February 2012)[1]
Key people Mary Dillon, CEO
Website www.ulta.com

ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. is a chain of beauty superstores in the United States. Each store is outfitted with a full-service salon as well. ULTA carries a variety of cosmetics and skincare brands, men's and women's fragrances, and professionally licensed haircare products. The company is headquartered in Bolingbrook, Illinois.

In December 1999, Lyn Kirby became the current President and Chief Executive Officer.[2] In October 2007, the company became publicly traded on the NASDAQ. In 2008, the company opened a second distribution center in Phoenix, Arizona. On April 26, 2010, ULTA announced that Mr. Carl "Chuck" Rubin would be appointed Chief Operating Officer and President, and as a member of the Board of Directors, effective May 10, 2010. According to public filings, Chuck Rubin earned over $11.1MM in 2010, making him one of the 20 highest paid CEOs in Chicago.[3]

Ulta Beauty, Ann Arbor, Michigan

As of March 2011, ULTA has $730.5 million in total assets.[4]

On June 24, 2013, it was announced that Mary Dillion would be appointed as Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors, effective July 1, 2013. [5]


  1. ^ "History of Ulta Salon & Cosmetics - Discount Beauty Retailer Grows with Prestige, Mass and Salon Products". Walter Martin Sales. February 20, 2012. 
  2. ^ http://www.ulta.com/ulta/common/history.jsp
  3. ^ "Chicago's $10 million CEOs". Chicago Tribune. [date missing]
  4. ^ "Ulta 2011 Sales Expected Between 5% and 7% for Established Stores – Beauty Salon Coupons Enhance Growth". Quarterly Retail Review. March 14, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Ulta Beauty Names Mary Dillion Chief Executive Officer". Yahoo! Finance. 

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